Pioneer DVR-660H-S - 250GB HDD Multizoned DVR Operating Instructions Manual

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  • Page 1 HDD/DVD Recorder DVR-660H-K DVR-560H-K DVR-460H-K Register Your Product on Operating Instructions...
  • Page 2 Thank you for buying this Pioneer product. Please read through these operating instructions so you will know how to operate your model properly. After you have finished reading the instructions, put them away in a safe place for future reference.
  • Page 3: Operating Environment

    POWER-CORD CAUTION S002_En Recording equipment and copyright: K018US_En Operating Environment D3-4-2-1-7c_A_En...
  • Page 4 We Want You Listening For A Lifetime Used wisely, your new sound equipment will provide a lifetime of fun and enjoyment. Since hearing damage from loud noise is often undetectable until it is too late, this manufacturer and the Electronic Industries Association’s Selecting fine audio equipment such as the unit Consumer Electronics Group recommend you avoid you’ve just purchased is only the start of your...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Contents 01 Before you start 05 Recording What’s in the box ....7 About DVD recording ....34 Putting the batteries in the remote About HDD recording.
  • Page 6 07 Playing and recording from a 13 Copying files from a PC DV/HDD camcorder (Connect PC) Playing from a DV camcorder ..63 Connecting the PC ....102 Recording from a DV camcorder .
  • Page 7: What's In The Box

    Before you start Chapter 1 Before you start What’s in the box • Remove batteries from equipment that isn’t going to be used for a month or Please confirm that the following more. accessories are in the box when you open it; •...
  • Page 8: Compatibility

    Before you start • You can control this recorder using the The following table shows older Pioneer DVD remote sensor of another Pioneer recorders’ limited compatibility with component via the CONTROL IN jack on DVD-RW ver. 1.2 discs. the rear panel. See Rear panel...
  • Page 9: Before You Start

    Before you start HDD/DVD Recording and playback compatibility This recorder can play and record all widely-used DVD disc types, and additionally provides HDD functionality. The table below shows some specific compatibility differences between the different disc types. DVD-R DVD-RW DVD+R -RAM Marks used in this DVD (VR)
  • Page 10: Compressed Audio Compatibility

    Before you start Using DVD-R DL/DVD+R DL discs It is possible that when loading or ejecting a DualDisc, the opposite side to that being DVD-R DL (Dual-Layer) and DVD+R DL played will be scratched. Scratched discs (Double-Layer) discs contain two recordable may not be playable.
  • Page 11 Before you start • Sampling rates (MP3/WMA): 32 kHz, WMA (Windows Media™ Audio) 44.1 kHz or 48 kHz content • Sampling rates (MPEG-4 AAC This recorder can playback Windows Media 22.05 kHz, 24 kHz, 32 kHz, 44.1 kHz or Audio content. 48 kHz WMA is an acronym for Windows Media •...
  • Page 12 Before you start • File structure: Up to 99 folders or JPEG file compatibility 999 files. • Compatible formats: Baseline JPEG and EXIF 2.2* still image files DivX, DivX Certified, and associated logos are *File format used by digital still cameras trademarks of DivX, Inc.
  • Page 13: About The Internal Hard Disk Drive

    Pioneer cannot under any circumstances performance. Before this happens, the accept responsibility for any direct or indirect recorder will warn you that it is time to...
  • Page 14: Symbols Used In This Manual

    Before you start Symbols used in this manual The following icons are provided to help you quickly identify which instructions you need for which kind of disc. Any type of DVD disc (recordable or playback only), finalized or not. DVD-Video Commercially produced DVD, finalized Video mode DVD-R/-RW.
  • Page 15: Rear Panel Connections

    10 CONTROL IN LAN (10/100) Use to control this recorder from the remote sensor of another Pioneer component with a (DVR-660H-K only) CONTROL OUT terminal and bearing the Ethernet port for 10BASE-T (10 Mbps)/ Pioneer  mark. Connect the CONTROL...
  • Page 16: Front Panel Connections

    Connections Front panel connections On the front panel there is a flip-down cover that hides more connections. Left side: DV IN DV IN A DV input i.LINK connector, suitable for connecting a DV camcorder. USB port (Type A) USB port for connecting an HDD camcorder, digital camera, keyboard or other USB device.
  • Page 17: Easy Connections

    Connections Easy connections Connect your TV antenna/cable TV outlet to the ANTENNA IN (RF IN) jack on The setup described here is a basic this recorder. configuration that allows you to record TV Use an RF antenna cable (one is programmes on both this recorder and your supplied) to connect the ANTENNA OUT VCR.
  • Page 18: Using Other Types Of Video Output

    Connections Using other types of video Connecting using an S-video output S-video carries the picture as separate output colour and luminance (brightness) signals. There are two S-video outputs for connection This recorder has standard (composite), S- to TVs, monitors, VCRs or other equipment. video and component video outputs.
  • Page 19: Receiver (1)

    Connections Connecting to a cable box or Antenna/cable TV wall outlet satellite receiver (1) ANTENNA IN (RF IN) DVR-660H-K If you are using a cable box or satellite ANTENNA AUDIO VIDEO COAXIAL OUTPUT 2 INPUT 3 receiver with only a few scrambled channels, S-VIDEO S-VIDEO AUDIO...
  • Page 20: Receiver (2)

    Connections Connecting to a cable box or satellite receiver (2) Antenna/cable TV wall outlet From audio/ If many or all the channels you receive by video output To antenna input cable or satellite are scrambled, we recommend using this setup. From antenna Cable box/ output...
  • Page 21: Amplifier/Receiver

    Connections Connecting to an AV amplifier/receiver ANTENNA Antenna/cable TV IN (RF IN) wall outlet DVR-660H-K To enjoy multichannel surround sound you ANTENNA need to connect this recorder to an AV amp/ AUDIO VIDEO COAXIAL OUTPUT 2 INPUT 3 S-VIDEO S-VIDEO AUDIO VIDEO LAN(10/100)
  • Page 22: Connecting Using Hdmi

    Linear PCM (DTS audio is DVR-660H-K not output). ANTENNA AUDIO VIDEO COAXIAL OUTPUT 2 INPUT 3 S-VIDEO • If you have connected to a Pioneer Flat S-VIDEO AUDIO VIDEO LAN(10/100) AC IN DIGITAL OUT HDMI OUT CONTROL Panel TV, please select the HDMI setup...
  • Page 23 By connecting this unit to an HDMI Control- supplied with your Flat Panel TV. compatible Pioneer Flat Panel TV or AV • To use the following functions, set this system (amplifier or AV receiver etc.) with an unit’s HDMI Control to Off (page 120).
  • Page 24: Connecting Other Av Sources

    Connections Connecting other AV sources Important • This jack is for connection to DV Connecting a VCR or analog equipment only. It is not compatible with camcorder digital satellite receivers or D-VHS video decks. HDD/DVD OPEN/CLOSE HDMI STANDBY/ON DV IN INPUT 2 S-VIDEO VIDEO...
  • Page 25 Connections • When connecting a PC to this unit, make WMA/MP3/MPEG-4 AAC file sure the power is turned off on both the storage devices PC and this unit when you connect them • Memory card reader (any type of memory via USB.
  • Page 26: Network Connection

    Connections Connect PC with this device, your PC Connecting via an Ethernet hub must run either the Windows XP Home If you already operate one or more PCs on a Edition (SP2), Windows XP Professional local area network, you can integrate this (SP2) or Windows Vista Home Premium recorder by connecting it to the Ethernet hub operating system and be able to run...
  • Page 27: Front Panel

    Controls and displays Chapter 3 Controls and displays Front panel OPEN/CLOSE HDD/DVD HDMI STANDBY/ON DV IN INPUT 2 S-VIDEO VIDEO L(MONO) AUDIO ONE TOUCH STOP REC COPY INPUT REC MODE SELECT HDD indicator 12 Front panel inputs Lights when the hard disk (HDD) is selected. See Front panel connections on page 16 for more information on these.
  • Page 28: Display

    Controls and displays Display  Recording quality indicators (page 37) Lights during playback; blinks when playback is paused. Lights when the recording mode is set to  XP (high quality). Lights when copying.  Lights when the recording mode is set to Lights during recording;...
  • Page 29: Remote Control

    Controls and displays Remote control SUBTITLE (page 60) Press to display/change the subtitles included in multilingual DVD-Video discs. STANDBY/ON OPEN/CLOSE ANGLE (page 61) TV CONTROL Press to switch camera angles on discs INPUT SELECT with multi-angle scenes. DISPLAY AUDIO SUBTITLE ANGLE DISPLAY (page 61) Displays/changes the on-screen...
  • Page 30 Controls and displays MUSIC (page 91) MENU (page 53) Press to play music files in random Press to display the disc menu if a order. DVD-Video, finalized DVD-R/-RW (Video mode) or finalized DVD+R/+RW disc is PHOTO (page 96) loaded. Press to play JPEG files in random order. CM BACK (commercial back) DISC NAVIGATOR (pages 56, 68)/ Press repeatedly to skip progressively...
  • Page 31: Switching On And Setting Up

    Getting started Chapter 4 Getting started Switching on and setting up • If you don’t want to use the Setup Navigator, press  to select Cancel, When you switch the recorder on for the first then press ENTER to exit the Setup time, you can make several basic settings Navigator.
  • Page 32: Manual Clock Setting

    Getting started Set ‘Clock Set CH‘ to the channel Set the date (month/day/year) and preset number that broadcasts a time time, then press ENTER to make all signal, then move the cursor down to the settings. ‘Start’ and press ENTER. Manual Clock Setting Date 01 /...
  • Page 33: Getting Started

    Getting started ENTER Select ‘Finish Setup’ to exit the Setup Navigator, or ‘Go Back’ if you want to start again. k Setting Line System Se t up i s c om pl e t e! er Save F ini s h S et up F i ni s h Se t up p Navigator p Navigator...
  • Page 34: About Dvd Recording

    Pioneer is not responsible for lost recordings, damaged discs or other losses in these cases. Note 1 Some DVD players, such as some Pioneer models, are compatible with VR mode discs. Check the operating instructions for your player for VR mode compatibility information.
  • Page 35: About Hdd Recording

    Recording • See also Disc/content format playback HDD Video mode compatibility compatibility on page 8 for detailed disc When recording to the HDD you can choose compatibility information. to record in one of two formats. Set the format from the HDD Recording Format Recording to DVD-R DL/DVD+R DL item in the Initial Setup menu (see discs...
  • Page 36: Restrictions On Video Recording

    Recording The table below shows the different audio DVD CPRM recordings can only be played output possibilities: on players that are specifically compatible with CPRM. Audio output Audio setting Recording equipment and Left (L) Right (R) copyright L + R L + R MONO You may use this product only to reproduce...
  • Page 37: Recording Time

    Recording Changing cable channels Note When a cable box is connected, you can use the remote to change cable channels (up to • When recording to the HDD with HDD 999). Recording Format set to Video Mode On, to DVD in Video mode, or on the LPCM If your cable box is connected to the RF setting, only one channel of a dual mono antenna input on this recorder:...
  • Page 38: Basic Recording From The Tv

    Recording • LP (Long Play) – Lower video quality than Initializing recordable DVD discs on SP, but doubles the recording time on a page 50). DVD to about four hours. CHANNEL • EP (Extended Play) – Lower quality than Select a TV channel to record. LP, but gives about six hours of The front panel display shows the channel recording time on a DVD disc.
  • Page 39: About Timer Recordings

    Recording into standby if no other operation is being You can set timer recordings to record to a performed. recordable DVD or to the hard disk drive. For regular (daily or weekly) HDD timer • To cancel the set recording time, press recordings that you don’t need to keep, you ...
  • Page 40: Easy Timer Recording

    Recording • Approximately two minutes before a Select the HDD or DVD for timer recording is set to start, the recording. recorder will go into timer recording standby. In timer recording standby you cannot use some functions. Move the cursor to the •...
  • Page 41: Power Off

    Recording • You can also use the /// As you move the cursor around the grid, an arrow stretches from the start time to the buttons to select digits from the on- current cursor position, representing the screen display. length of the recording. A recording of up to After making the settings, select six hours can be set.
  • Page 42 Recording Note that the recording is always made to This screen shows all the timer programmes the HDD. If you want to record to a DVD disc, currently set. you’ll need to switch on the power and use the full VCR Plus+ programme screen. Timer Programme View 3/26 SUN 3:00PM Tmr Pgms 3/32...
  • Page 43 Recording Enter the timer recording settings. After entering all the timer recording Use the / buttons to select a field; use information, highlight ‘Store the / buttons to change the value. Programme’ and press ENTER. The timer recording list screen is displayed •...
  • Page 44 Recording The Timer Programme Set screen appears Note from which you can edit the settings. • If you set a DVD timer recording but Edit the timer recording settings as there is no recordable DVD disc loaded, necessary. or the disc loaded doesn’t have enough free space for the complete recording, Select ‘Store Programme’...
  • Page 45 Recording Preventing use of the recorder Cancelling or extending the timer before a timer recording (child Press and hold for three seconds lock) during a timer recording. You can make all the front panel and remote Recording continues, but the timer indicator control buttons inoperative using the child disappears from the front panel display lock feature.
  • Page 46: Component

    Recording • What happens when two or more timer DISC NAVIGATOR programmes overlap? • Press during recording to select Basically, the programme with the another title to play. earlier recording start time has priority. You can use all the usual playback controls, However, the recorder will start such as pause, slow-motion play, scan and recording the programme with the later...
  • Page 47: A Satellite Tuner

    Recording • To watch video coming in via the DV Important input (front panel), select DV/HDD-Cam > DV Video Playback from the Home • It takes a little while for this recorder to Menu (see also Playing from a DV switch on and start recording after camcorder on page 63).
  • Page 48: Playing Your Recordings On Other Dvd Players

    STB to send start/stop component comes on. Recording stops recording codes for a Pioneer VCR. when the external component switches off. See the manual that came with the STB for how to do this.
  • Page 49: Players

    DVD-R DL) disc can still be recorded and edited on this recorder even after finalizing. • Discs recorded partially or fully on the Pioneer DVR-7000 DVD recorder do not support this feature. These discs will have only a text title menu when finalized on this recorder.
  • Page 50: Initializing Recordable Dvd Discs

    Recording The recorder will now start finalizing Important the disc. During finalization: • Initializing a DVD-RW, DVD+RW or DVD-RAM disc will erase everything • If the finalization process of a DVD-R/ recorded on it. Make sure there is -RW disc is going to take more than nothing on the disc that you want to around four minutes, you can press keep!
  • Page 51: Dvd-Rw Auto Initialize

    Recording DVD-RW Auto Initialize DVD-RW • Default setting: VR Mode Initialization mode is automatically carried out when you insert a blank DVD-RW. You must set the desired initialization mode before inserting a disc. HOME MENU Display the Home Menu. ENTER Select ‘Setup’...
  • Page 52: Introduction

    Playback Chapter 6 Playback Introduction • Some DVD-Video, DVD+R and DVD+RW discs don’t allow certain Most of the features described in this playback controls to operate at certain chapter make use of on-screen displays. points in the disc. This is not a Navigate these using the cursor buttons and malfunction.
  • Page 53 Playback Playing DVD discs While paused, press and hold The table below shows the basic playback to start slow-motion playback. controls for DVD-Video, and recordable DVD Press repeatedly to change the discs. playback speed. While paused, press to advance Press to start playback. PLAY a single frame in either If RESUME is displayed on-...
  • Page 54 Playback Playing Video CDs During playback, enter a title The table below shows the basic playback number then press ENTER to controls for Video CDs. skip directly to that title. Press CLEAR to clear a number Some discs feature Playback Control (PBC entry and start again.
  • Page 55: Playing Divx Video Files

    Playback Playing DivX video files Video CD in non-PBC mode only: CM BACK CM SKIP The table below shows the basic playback (Commercial back/skip) Each controls for DivX video files. press skips backward/forward progressively up to a maximum Press to start playback. PLAY of two hours in either direction.
  • Page 56: Contents Of A Disc

    Playback Using the Disc Navigator to Play the highlighted title. ENTER browse the contents of a disc • Press , then you can also select Play from the command menu panel. Use the Disc Navigator to browse the contents of a disc and start playback. Changing the display style of the Disc Navigator Using the Disc Navigator with...
  • Page 57: Scanning Discs

    Playback Using the Disc Navigator with • For instructions on playing Audio CD and WMA/MP3/MPEG-4 AAC discs, see playback-only discs Playing and copying music (Jukebox) on page 88. DVD-Video Video CD Scanning discs Select DVD. HOME MENU Display the Home Menu. You can scan discs at various speeds, forwards or backwards.
  • Page 58: Frame Advance/Frame Reverse

    Playback • Select Play Mode from the command Press repeatedly to change menu for Audio CDs or WMA/MP3/ the slow motion speed. MPEG-4 AAC files by pressing  in the One of four slow motion play speeds can be Jukebox (see Playing music from the selected during playback.
  • Page 59: Programme Play

    Playback A-B Repeat programme play to repeat the tracks/ chapters in the programme list (see DVD HDD Video CD DivX Programme play below). The A-B Repeat function allows you to specify two points (A and B) within a track or ENTER •...
  • Page 60: Displaying And Switching Subtitles

    Playback After pressing ENTER to add the title/ • From the programme menu you can chapter/album/track, the step number also: automatically moves down one. Start Programme Play – Starts playback of a saved programme list • To insert a step into the programme list, Cancel Programme Play –...
  • Page 61: Switching Audio Channels

    Playback Check the disc packaging for details of the WMA/MP3 Video CD MPEG-4 AAC soundtrack options. Stereo – Stereo (default) AUDIO • Change the audio soundtrack. 1/L – Left channel only The current audio language is shown on- 2/R – Right channel only screen and in the front panel display.
  • Page 62 Playback HDD and removable disc activity • During real-time copy, the copy source playback information is displayed. display • The Video mode DVD-R/-RW displays Press DISPLAY once to see the HDD and become the same as a DVD-Video disc removable disc (DVD, etc.) activity. Use the once the disc is finalized.
  • Page 63: Playing From A Dv Camcorder

    Playing and recording from a DV/HDD camcorder Chapter 7 Playing and recording from a DV/HDD camcorder You can also play back and record video • To record the incoming video, press from a DV camcorder connected to the DV HDD or DVD to select the HDD or a DVD for recording, then press ...
  • Page 64 Playing and recording from a DV/HDD camcorder Important ENTER Select ‘Start Rec’. • Some camcorders cannot be controlled using this recorder’s remote. Stop Stop • For best results when recording from a 1.02.22 DV camcorder to this recorder, we Control with these Start Rec buttons Pause Rec...
  • Page 65: About Dv

    Playing and recording from a DV/HDD camcorder • If a timer recording is scheduled to start, From the Initial Setup menu, check that the DV audio input is setup as you and in some other instances, the disc will not be finalized. require.
  • Page 66: Copying From An Hdd Camcorder

    Playing and recording from a DV/HDD camcorder • Audio input to the DV IN jack should be 32 kHz or 48 kHz (not 44.1 kHz). ENTER Select ‘Yes’ to confirm or ‘No’ • Picture disturbance in the recording to cancel. may occur if the source component Select Yes and press ENTER.
  • Page 67: Editing Options

    Editing Chapter 8 Editing Editing options The table below shows which commands you can use with the HDD and different disc types. DVD-R/-RW DVD-R/-RW, DVD-RAM (Video mode), (VR mode) DVD+R/+RW Original Play List  Create (page 69)    ...
  • Page 68: The Disc Navigator Screen

    Editing The Disc Navigator screen • If you are editing a DVD-R/-RW (VR mode) or DVD-RAM disc you can display The Disc Navigator screen is where you can the Play List by selecting Play List from the view options panel (press , then edit video content on unfinalized Video mode and DVD-R/-RW (VR mode) discs, DVD+R/ select Play List from the view options,...
  • Page 69 Editing Create ENTER Select ‘Play’ from the command DVD (VR) DVD-RAM Play List only menu panel. Use this function to create a Play List and Playback of the title you selected starts. add titles to it. Before you can use this command, make Disc Navigator (HDD) 10Titles 12/03 SUN 11:00PM 4ch SP...
  • Page 70 Editing Title Name ENTER Select ‘OK’ to enter the name DVD (Video) DVD (VR) DVD+R DVD+RW DVD-RAM HDD and return to the main Disc Navigator screen. You can give titles new names of up to • To return to the main Disc Navigator 64 characters long for VR mode, DVD-RAM screen without saving changes to the and HDD recordings, and up to...
  • Page 71 Editing The thumbnail setting screen appears and Using a USB keyboard to enter a name the playback starts from the beginning of the Using a USB keyboard connected to this title. recorder makes entering names very quick and convenient. When in USB keyboard Use the playback controls (, , , input mode, a USB icon ( ) appears in the...
  • Page 72 Editing Divide ENTER HDD only: Select the type of HDD DVD (VR) DVD-RAM Play List only edit. Use this command to divide a title into two. HDD/DVD RECORDER Note that once divided, the two new HDD Please select the type of editing. titles cannot be recombined into one again.
  • Page 73: Chapter Edit

    Editing Chapter Edit You can keep dividing the chapter as many times as you wish (up to DVD (VR) DVD-RAM HDD 999 chapters per DVD-R/-RW/-RAM disc or 99 chapters per HDD title). When editing a VR mode DVD or video on •...
  • Page 74 Editing Set Genre ENTER Select ‘Edit’ > ‘Lock’ from the command menu panel. An unlocked title will become locked; a Use this command to assign a genre to a locked title will be unlocked. Locked titles are title. shown in the Disc Navigator with a padlock icon.
  • Page 75 Editing ENTER ENTER Select ‘Edit’ > ‘Combine’ from Select one of the user- the command menu panel. definable genre names. Disc Navigator (HDD) ENTER 10Titles Select another title to combine 12/03 SUN 11:00PM 4ch SP 11/29 MON 7:00PM Play with the first. 12/03 Sun 11:00PM 4ch SP 11/29Mon 7:00PM Free1...
  • Page 76: Frequently Asked Questions

    Editing about your edits requires a certain amount of disc space. As you edit, this ENTER Select the command that you information builds up, eventually want applied to all the marked titles. preventing you from editing further. For example, select Erase to erase all the marked titles.
  • Page 77: Introduction

    Copying and backup Chapter 9 Copying and backup Introduction Restrictions on copying Commercial DVD-Video discs are protected Use the copying features of this recorder to: using Copy Guard. These discs cannot be copied to the HDD. • Back up important recordings stored on the HDD to a DVD.
  • Page 78: One Touch Copy

    Copying and backup One Touch Copy Notes on copying using One Touch Copy * See also Copyright on page 77. Copying to DVD The One Touch Copy feature copies the • Title name, chapter markers, as well as currently playing or selected (in the Disc thumbnail picture markers for the Disc Navigator) HDD title to DVD, or DVD title to Navigator, are also copied.
  • Page 79: Using Copy Lists

    Copying and backup • Titles recorded in MN1 to MN6, SEP, SLP loaded); however, the steps are slightly or EP mode cannot be copied to DVD+R/ different. +RW using One Touch Copy. • If you want to use a DVD-RW (VR mode) disc for the copy, make sure it is Copying to the HDD initialized before you start.
  • Page 80 Copying and backup Depending on the title , high-speed copying may not be possible to DVDs. ENTER Select a title to edit. Copy HDD DVD (Video mode) 2 Title Display the command menu Title Edit 1 > 2 > 3 panel.
  • Page 81: Copying From Dvd To Hdd

    Copying and backup • Set Thumbnail – Set the thumbnail Select a title menu style from the frame for a title (see Set Thumbnail on following screen. page 71). • Recording Mode – Set the picture ENTER Select ‘Start Copy’ to start quality of the copy (see Recording Mode copying.
  • Page 82: Recording Mode

    Copying and backup HOME MENU ENTER Select ‘Next’ from the Display the Home Menu. command menu panel to proceed to the copy options screen. Select ‘Copy’ > ‘DVD/CD  ENTER • Select Recording Mode if you want to HDD’. change the recording quality (see Recording Mode below).
  • Page 83: Using Disc Backup

    Copying and backup When you change the recording mode Load the disc you want to make a setting, you can see how much disc space it backup of. will require. If this is more than is available, You can only make backup copies of it shows up in red and you won’t be able to finalized Video mode DVD-R/-RW discs, start copying.
  • Page 84 Copying and backup • Actual recordable capacity of discs vary If you don’t need to keep the backup so there may be cases where the data on the HDD, you can delete it now. contents of the disc you’re backing-up Select Yes to delete the data from the HDD;...
  • Page 85: Playing Divx Files

    Playing and copying DivX files (PC VIDEO) Chapter 10 Playing and copying DivX files (PC VIDEO) The PC VIDEO function is used to play DivX • Press SUBTITLE or ANGLE to change files recorded on the HDD, DVD, or CD-R/ the page.
  • Page 86: Copying Divx Files To The Hdd

    Playing and copying DivX files (PC VIDEO) • For a description of operations during • Copy VIDEO FILE from a USB Device – playback, see Playing DivX video files on Copies DivX files from a USB device onto page 55. the HDD.
  • Page 87: Editing Files On The Hdd

    Playing and copying DivX files (PC VIDEO) Editing files on the HDD Erasing a title or folder Select the title or folder you want to erase. • Erasing a folder will erase all the titles contained in it. Please be careful! ENTER Select ‘Erase’...
  • Page 88: Copying Music To The Hdd

    Playing and copying music (Jukebox) Chapter 11 Playing and copying music (Jukebox) The Jukebox feature allows you to use the recorder’s HDD to store and playback music ENTER Select ‘Jukebox’. from your CDs. WMA/MP3/MPEG-4 AAC files recorded on CD-R/-RW/-ROM discs, ENTER DVDs or USB devices can also be copied to Select the location of the files...
  • Page 89 USB device. installed in this unit. Use the Update It takes several minutes to reload files. Disc with the latest data downloaded from the Pioneer website to update the built-in Gracenote database (see Gracenote Database on page 122). Note 1 The MPEG-4 AAC files can be played or copied only with the DVR-660H-K.
  • Page 90: Playing Music From The Jukebox

    Playing and copying music (Jukebox) • GUI displays may show the Gracenote titles on that Audio CD (see About the database as ‘Database’. automatic display of titles on page 89). • Play Music on a USB Device – Listen to Searching titles again music from an external USB device.
  • Page 91: Repeat Play

    Playing and copying music (Jukebox) • Repeat Track – Repeats the track being played back. Display the command menu. • Repeat Off – Cancels repeat playback. ENTER Select ‘Play’ from the menu. Playing your favourite music (Play • For a description of operations during List) playback, see Playing Audio CDs and You can collect and play back only your...
  • Page 92: Copying Albums/Tracks

    Playing and copying music (Jukebox) WMA/MP3 MPEG-4 AAC ENTER Select ‘Play’ from the command menu panel. Display the view options panel. Changing the display style of the Jukebox ENTER Select a view option. • Data Format CD – Displays the Audio CD’s tracks. MUSIC FILE –...
  • Page 93: Editing The Hdd Jukebox

    Playing and copying music (Jukebox) • Play List name – Enter a name of up to 12 characters for the Play List. See Title ENTER Select an artist/album you Name on page 70 for how to enter want to copy the selected album/track names.
  • Page 94: Locating Jpeg Picture Files

    Playing and copying photos (PhotoViewer) Chapter 12 Playing and copying photos (PhotoViewer) From the PhotoViewer you can view JPEG • From the Folder Information column, photos and picture files stored on the HDD, you can change thumbnails via the / ...
  • Page 95: Playing A Slideshow

    Playing and copying photos (PhotoViewer) • Press  PREV or  NEXT to change the page. Display the view options panel. • You can change folders via the / The view options panel buttons. • If you encounter a disc that will not play, PhotoViewer (HDD) check that the disc and file formats are Folder2...
  • Page 96 Playing and copying photos (PhotoViewer) Zooming an image During a slideshow you can zoom in to Display the command menu enlarge a portion of the picture by a factor of panel. two or four. You can also move the area of The command menu panel the picture displayed.
  • Page 97: Creating Photo Movies

    Playing and copying photos (PhotoViewer) Creating photo movies etc.). Normal (OFF) - Photos are displayed on Use this procedure to create photo movies the entire screen and switch. combining the photos and music recorded • Play List on the HDD. Photo movies are stored on the Select the music to be used for the photo HDD as video titles and can be copied to movie.
  • Page 98: Copying Files To A Dvd-R/-Rw

    Playing and copying photos (PhotoViewer) An orange check mark box () is shown by the item you selected. A blue check mark Select a file to import. box () appears on the folder select screen • To import multiple files, use the Multi- when files from that folder are selected.
  • Page 99: A Dvd-R/-Rw

    Playing and copying photos (PhotoViewer) • After backing up the pictures in your Load a blank (or unfinalized Video digital camera to DVD, we recommend mode) DVD-R or DVD-RW disc. verifying that they have been recorded HOME MENU properly before deleting anything from Display the Home Menu.
  • Page 100 Playing and copying photos (PhotoViewer) • There can be up to 999 folders on the • Copying a folder will copy all the files HDD. contained in it. • To copy multiple files or folders, use the Erasing a file or folder Multi-Mode;...
  • Page 101: Printing Files

    Playing and copying photos (PhotoViewer) Locked files are shown with a padlock icon PhotoViewer (HDD) next to them. To remove all locks within a Folder2 Folder Size 999 MB given folder, choose ‘Folder Option’ > 001 PIOR0000 Start Slideshow Erase ‘Unlock Folder Contents’.
  • Page 102: Connecting The Pc

    Use a PC with a Windows Vista operating system. This operation will not work properly on PCs with other operating systems. 2. Right-click the ‘Pioneer.HDD/DVD- Recorder’ icon and select ‘Install’. For details on connections, see Network connection on page 26.
  • Page 103: Usb Connection

    Copying files from a PC (Connect PC) A confirmation message asking you If no actions are carried out for 20 minutes or whether or not you want to install the if the Ethernet connection is disconnected, driver may appear. (The confirmation the import screen is automatically closed.
  • Page 104: Copying Wma/Mp3 Files

    ENTER on the recorder’s remote control. The Connect PC screen is closed. •If synchronization fails, make sure that the Pioneer. HDD/DVD-Recorder device is selected at the synchronization screen of Windows Media Player 11, and try again. ‘Cancel’...
  • Page 105: And Divx Files

    Artist 2 Album 1 folder is displayed as shown below. • With Windows Media Player 11, the above music folder is not displayed. Pioneer Music Fixed HDD/DVD-Recorder storage • For the maximum number of tracks that can be copied, see Copying music to the Pictures HDD on page 88.
  • Page 106 Copying files from a PC (Connect PC) The screen shown below is displayed on • JPEG files can only be copied with the the recorder. folder structure shown below. It is not possible to place JPEG files directly into Progress Bar the Picture folder.
  • Page 107: Basic Settings

    The Disc Setup menu Chapter 14 The Disc Setup menu From the Disc Setup menu you can name Lock Disc discs, lock the contents to prevent DVD (VR) DVD-RAM accidental recording and erasure, initialize and finalize discs. The Disc Setup menu is •...
  • Page 108: Initialize Settings

    The Disc Setup menu Initialize settings Undo Finalize DVD-RW DVD-R DVD-RW DVD+RW DVD-RAM You can undo the finalization on DVD-RW You can initialize a recordable DVD-R/-RW discs recorded on this recorder in Video disc for either VR mode or Video mode mode.
  • Page 109: Initialize Hdd

    The Disc Setup menu HOME MENU Display the Home Menu. ENTER Select ‘Setup’ > ‘Disc Setup’. ENTER Select ‘Optimize HDD’ then ‘Start’. Disc Setup Start Basic Optimize HDD Initialize Finalize Optimize HDD Optimize HDD Optimize HDD A progress bar indicates how long there is left to go.
  • Page 110: And External Inputs

    The Video Adjust menu Chapter 15 The Video Adjust menu Using the Video Adjust menu you can set up • Memory3 – user preset 3 the picture quality for the built-in tuner and You can press DISPLAY to see the individual external inputs, for disc playback, and for settings for the current preset (Tuner, VCR recording.
  • Page 111: Playback

    The Video Adjust menu • YNR – Adjusts the amount of noise Setting the picture quality reduction (NR) applied to the for disc playback Y (brightness) component. • CNR – Adjusts the amount of noise This setting determines how the picture will reduction (NR) applied to the C (colour) look when playing discs.
  • Page 112 The Video Adjust menu • Black Setup – Corrects the standard reference black level. Black Setup is ENTER Select the picture quality ineffective for HDMI output. setting you want to adjust. • Gamma Correction – Adjusts the Memory1 brightness of darker images. Gamma Correction is ineffective for HDMI Prog.
  • Page 113: Using The Initial Setup Menu

    The Initial Setup menu Chapter 16 The Initial Setup menu Using the Initial Setup menu The Initial Setup menu is where you can set various recorder options for sound, picture, language and so on. Some settings can only be changed when the recorder is stopped. During playback and recording these settings are grayed out in the Initial Setup menu.
  • Page 114 The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Explanation VCR Plus+ CH Next Screen Guide channels are used by the VCR Plus+ system so that the channel number specified in the VCR Plus+ Setting programming numbers can be guaranteed to correspond to the correct station.
  • Page 115 The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Explanation DV Input Stereo 1 • Select to use the ‘live’ audio track (recorded during the video shoot) from a camcorder that supports two stereo audio tracks. Select to use the overdubbed audio track from a camcorder Stereo 2 that supports two stereo audio tracks.
  • Page 116 The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Explanation Audio English • Sets the default audio language for DVD-Video playback to English. Language Sets the default audio language for DVD-Video playback to French French. Select to set the default audio language to something other Other than the ones listed.
  • Page 117 The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Explanation Subtitle On • Select to have discs display subtitles according to your Subtitle Language and Auto Language preferences. Display Select to switch off subtitle display. Select to display special additional assistive subtitles, where Assist available.
  • Page 118 The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Explanation Auto Chapter Automatic chapter marking is switched off. (DVD+R/+RW) Separation 10 minutes • When recording in DVD+R/+RW, chapter markers are inserted every 10 minutes. Chapter markers are inserted every 15 minutes. 15 minutes This settings applies to recording or real-time copying to DVD+R/+RW discs.
  • Page 119 The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Explanation Parental Lock In order to change the parental lock level or change the country/area code, set the password using this option. From Password the following screen, enter a four-digit number that will be your password.
  • Page 120 HDMI Control On • Enables the HDMI Control function. Select this option when connected to an HDMI Control-compatible Pioneer Flat Panel TV or AV system (amplifier or AV receiver etc.). Disables the HDMI Control function. Select this option when not connected to an HDMI Control-compatible component, or when connected to a component manufactured by a company other than Pioneer.
  • Page 121 The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Explanation Network (DVR-660H-K only) IP Config. Next Screen Set Auto Set IP Address to On. If there is a DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) server on the local area network (LAN), this recorder will automatically be allocated an IP address.
  • Page 122 The Initial Setup menu Setting Options Explanation Front Panel On • The time is shown in the front panel display when the recorder is in standby. Display The front panel display is switched off in standby. If you are using more than one recorder in the same room, Remote Control Recorder 1–3 set them to different IDs.
  • Page 123: Language Options

    (DVR-660H-K/DVR-560H-K only) Updates the Gracenote database installed in this unit. Load the Update Disc created with the latest data downloaded from the Pioneer website. For details, visit the Pioneer website. ( DISPLAY Check the remaining space on the HDD. When the remaining space drops to under 1 hour in the SP recording mode, delete titles stored on the HDD.
  • Page 124: Additional Information

    Additional information Chapter 17 Additional information Setting up the remote to Maker Code(s) control your TV ACURA 44 ADMIRAL 31 AIWA 60 You can use the supplied remote to control AKAI 32, 35, 42 your TV. To be able to use this feature you AKURA 41 first have to program the remote with a ALBA 07, 39, 41, 44...
  • Page 125 WHITE WESTINGHOUSE 07 OTTO VERSAND 31, 32, 07, 42 YOKO 07, 42, 46 PALLADIUM 38 ZENITH 03, 20 PANAMA 46 PIONEER 00, 31, 32, 07, 36, 42, 51 PANASONIC 31, 07, 08, 42, 22 PATHO CINEMA 42 PAUSA 44 PHILCO 32, 42...
  • Page 126: Minimum Copying Times

    Additional information Minimum copying times The table below shows the minimum HDD to DVD copying time for one hour of video. Please note that not all discs are compatible with high-speed copying. Check with the disc manufacturer for compatibility. Rec mode DVD disc type 10 h DVD-R/1x...
  • Page 127: Manual Recording Modes

    Additional information Manual recording modes The table below shows the approximate recording times for different DVD types in each manual recording mode, as well as the standard recording mode equivalents. For recording time on the HDD, see Specifications on page 142. Rec.
  • Page 128: Troubleshooting

    Investigate the other components and electrical appliances being used. If the trouble cannot be rectified even after checking the points below, ask your nearest Pioneer authorized service center or your dealer to carry out repair work. General...
  • Page 129 Additional information Problem Remedy No picture • Check that everything is connected properly (page 15). • Check that the connected TV and/or the AV amp/receiver is set to the correct input. • Make sure the disc format is NTSC. • The recorder may be set to progressive scan with an incompatible TV.
  • Page 130 Reset the panel display shows clock and other recorder settings to use the recorder again. ‘--:--’ • To have the battery replaced, please ask your nearest Pioneer- authorized service center or your dealer to carry out repairs.
  • Page 131 Additional information Problem Remedy Front panel display • The child lock is on; turn off in order to use the recorder (page 45). shows ‘LOCKED’ when a button is pressed • Make sure that there is a recordable DVD-R/-RW loaded with some Can’t use One Touch Copy (HDD to DVD) free space for recording and fewer than 99 titles already on the disc.
  • Page 132 Additional information HDMI Problem Remedy • Try disconnecting then reconnecting the HDMI cable (while the The connected HDMI or power of both components is on). DVI device does not display any picture • Try switching the power of the HDMI/DVI device off then back on. •...
  • Page 133 • Certain functions are not supported on with Flat Panel TVs or AV system. • We cannot guarantee this unit will work with HDMI Control- compatible components other than those made by Pioneer. When using HDMI Control-compatible components manufactured by companies other than Pioneer, set the HDMI Control to Off (page 120).
  • Page 134: Working

    ‘Network discovery’ under the ‘Sharing and Discovery’ section is enabled. • From ‘Network’ on the PC, right-click the ‘Pioneer.HDD/DVD- Recorder’ icon and select ‘Uninstall’. A comfirmation message may appear. In this case, press ‘Continue’. Wait at least 30 seconds, then reconnect the PC using the procedure described at Ethernet connection on page 102.
  • Page 135: On-Screen Displays

    Erase titles/chapters or combine data. chapters. The disc was finalized on a non-Pioneer DVD • This disc cannot be recorded. Undo the finalization. recorder. Undo the finalization in order to recording/editing.
  • Page 136 Note that contents on the HDD may be erased when servicing damaged or broken. Please ask your nearest Pioneer-authorized service center or your dealer to this unit. carry out repairs. As the HDD info cannot be properly read, no new •...
  • Page 137: Front Panel Displays

    The table below shows a list of error messages that you may encounter when using the recorder and an explanation of their meaning. Message Explanation/Action The HDD may be damaged or broken. Please ask your nearest Pioneer- • E01 authorized service center or your dealer to carry out repairs. • E02 As the HDD info cannot be properly read, no new recordings can be made.
  • Page 138: Language Code List

    Additional information Language code list Language (Language code letter), Language code Japanese (ja), 1001 Bhutani (dz), 0426 Kirghiz (ky), 1125 Serbo-Croatian (sh), 1908 English (en), 0514 Esperanto (eo), 0515 Latin (la), 1201 Sinhalese (si), 1909 French (fr), 0618 Estonian (et), 0520 Lingala (ln), 1214 Slovak (sk), 1911 German (de), 0405...
  • Page 139: Screen Sizes And Disc Formats

    Additional information Screen sizes and disc formats When viewing on a standard TV or monitor Screen format of disc Setting Appearance The programme is shown in widescreen with 16:9 4:3 (Letter Box) black bars at the top and bottom of the screen.
  • Page 140: Handling Discs

    Although not as fragile as the recorded side, product. Pioneer disclaims all liability scratches can still result in a disc becoming arising in connection with the use of shaped unusable.
  • Page 141: Hints On Installation

    Additional information Hints on installation Moving the recorder We want you to enjoy using this unit for years If you need to move the recorder, first to come, so please bear in mind the remove the disc, if loaded, and close the disc tray.
  • Page 142: Specifications

    Additional information Specifications DVR-560H-K/DVR-460H-K (160 GB) XP+....... Approx. 23 h Fine (XP) .
  • Page 143: Supplied Accessories

    Additional information Input/Output VHF/UHF antenna input/output terminal ... . VHF/UHF set 75 Ω (F-shape connector) Video input Input1, 3 (rear), Input 2(front) Input level ......1 Vp-p (75 Ω) Jacks RCA jacks Video output.
  • Page 144 Additional information The Gracenote service uses a unique identifier to track queries for statistical purposes. The purpose of a randomly assigned numeric identifier is to allow the Gracenote service to count queries without knowing anything about who you are. For more information, see the web page for the Gracenote Privacy Policy for the Music recognition technology and related data are ®...
  • Page 145 Si ce produit doit être réparé au Canada, veuillez vous adresser à un distributeur autorisé Pioneer du Canada pour obtenir le nom du Centre de Service Autorisé Pioneer le plus près de chez-vous. Vous pouvez aussi contacter le Service à la clientèle de Pioneer: Pioneer Électroniques du Canada, Inc.

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